Nobel in chemistry awarded for the development of lithium-ion batteries


«They created a rechargeable world», sounded the appreciation of the chemistry Nobel prize 2019 laureates – Akira Yoshino, M. Stanley Whittingham and John B. Goodenough on Wednesday, October 9.

Continuing the week of Nobel prize announcements, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences announced that Japanese chemist Yoshino, British-American chemist Whittingham and American solid-state physicist Goodenough would receive their prize.

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«This lightweight, rechargeable and powerful battery is now used in everything from mobile phones to laptops and electric vehicles. It can also store significant amounts of energy from solar and wind power, making possible a fossil fuel-free society,» reads the statement by the prize jury.

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